We’re Desensitized To Bible Stories & It Needs To Stop!

During this past week, weeks before, and coming days the message of our Savior will be discussed a lot. The only problem I see with this, and in any case, when we go over scripture, is that we do not always apply what we read or hear.

We do not always connect. 

We do not always try to understand. 

Somehow we have found repeating stories to become dry, watered down, and a barrier is made. A veil covering our eyes, ears, and hearts.

There are certainly a number of scriptures that are harder to relate to, but anything regarding Christ shouldn’t be. Miracles, accusations, deep lessons, and hypocrites getting called out…there’s a lot of drama and excitement bundled all together.

It’s really sad that the stories we “veteran” Christians are aware of somehow have detached from the true meaning. We read these truths with a desensitized heart. It’s similar to hearing the news of death in the background. We become accustomed to it. 

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I’m not saying this is the case for everyone. Also, DO NOT POINT FINGERS at those who struggle with this. Truthfully, there are parts of scripture I glance over, too. I think we all at one time or another encounter this. It’s like we are searching for something. As if we are on a ship and desiring land…but instead keep our faces only to the sky.

We are not looking where we need to. We look where we “want” to. 

The next couple of days I really ask that you and I read with desire.

Desire for every word. Desire to connect to Christ. Desire to understand what He went through.

If we think of someone we value be it a best friend, parent, family member, or mentor. This person would go out and beyond for us. Every time we have stories of this person “gave me their kidney” or “dropped everything and helped me” or “didn’t care it was 3am they talked to me” etc. These stories WOULD NEVER be dry or watered down to us. 

That’s because we have found deep meaning in them. 

It’s because we remember why these stories and this individual are important.

Apply that to Christ and scripture ❤

Apply that to the truth of our Savior 🙂

(You may be interested in How To Meditate On Scripture)

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Do you ever struggle connecting to scripture?

Monthly Scripture – (NIV) 2 Corinthians 4:02, “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”

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31 thoughts on “We’re Desensitized To Bible Stories & It Needs To Stop!

  1. Agreed! I’m learning in our 21st century world we look at the word of God through our current day lenses to try and find what applies to us right away rather than trying to observe, interpret and then apply. We’re accustomed to hearing the word by way of our Pastors, preachers, teachers and leaders that we’ve become desensitized like you said and we don’t study the word for ourselves. The word is alive and powerful, useful for training, correction, equipping….2 Timothy 3:16-17. I pray that the body of Christ would take hold of God’s word and seek to understand it in it’s entirety. May the Holy spirit work in and through us to understand and reveal what the scriptures mean for us today! 🙏❤

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  2. This is a great point. I think life is so fast paced that we fail to SLOW down and meditate on the scripture, to think through the depth of what’s going on. Slowing down helps me avoid hardening my heart towards the wonder of the Bible.

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  3. It helps me to see familiar stories in a fresh light when I study to teach little ones at church, or when I discuss the stories with the kids during homeschool sessions. We are discussing the crucifixion and resurrection right now and have noticed many new details.

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    1. I think that’s the power of rereading and going back. But I agree I have found when I’m looking at scripture to help others I’ve always found something new. God is so good! He knows we can’t take it in all at once. ❤

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    1. It can be exciting! I’ve read through the Bible a couple of times and it’s so vast there is no way most people remember everything at once. And, even then, the stories I am most familiar with, I don’t want to take for granted. 🙂

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  4. Since I teach the scriptures, then when I read them I am prone more to dig deeply into them to understand their meaning and how they apply to my life and to the life of the church, the body of Christ, in general. But, yes, there are those that I might gloss over if it were not for the fact that I had to know their meaning in order to share them with others.

    And so, sometimes the Lord will give me dreams as parables to help me discover the deeper truths in some of those difficult passages I might not otherwise dig so deeply into, if it were totally up to me. But, the Lord moves me to discover those deeper truths and to share them and to apply them to my life, as well. So, I give him all the glory for motivating me that direction and for what he teaches me, too.

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      1. Me, too, T.R. And, he has taught me so much these past few years, too. When we are open to hearing his voice and receiving from him what he has for us to learn, it is amazing what all he will show us. He stretches me way beyond where I would go in my flesh all the time. And, sometimes the passages that I struggle with the most, or that I don’t want to have to teach on, are the ones he uses the most. So, we have to be willing to jump into those difficult passages and let him reveal himself to us in them, for there is so much he wants to show us if we will let him.

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  5. You’re so right! Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart.” We can always learn something new from the same bible stories. As we grow older, gain more experience and go through trials, stories like Moses, Noah, Ruth and Jesus all can touch our hearts in different ways. I always try to keep reading the Bible over and over. My goal is to read the entire bible every year.

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    1. Amen!!!! We can always gain something new. I’ve found if we are sincere and truly seeking the Lord He provides abundant understanding. What an amazing goal to set every year!!!


  6. One thing to consider is that as pastors we are in competition with all other sources of information and social media and entertainment trying our best to get the message of the Gospel across to a generation that is saturated with distractions.

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